The case is described of a 52 year old patient admitted for a cauda equina compression syndrome (flaccid paraplegia of the lower limbs, bilateral lumbar and sciatic pains, urinary incontinence) of rapid onset and due to narrowing of the lumbar canal from tabetic arthropathy. These vertebral manifestations occur in a low percentage of tabetic arthropathies, which are relatively rare, and are not often accompanied by severe neurological disturbances. Decompressive laminectomy afforded rapid and lasting relief.
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- Clinical Neurology